Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Salman Rushdie Risks Another Fatwa

But this time from the New York Review of Books: Guardian Unlimited Books Review Interview: Salman Rushdie: "Somewhere in Las Vegas there's probably a male prostitute called 'John Updike'."

1 comment:

Steve said...

George Carlin once cracked the joke: "I was in New England for the fall colors. I was attacked by a group of poets. The beating was horrible. Those people so rarely get in touch with their anger."

Rushdie may come to regret his stinging insult of the icon of east coast navel gazing, Updike.

I've read and enjoyed a few of Updikes novels when I was younger, but I have to agree with Rushdie unless you're primarily interested in stories of adultery there isn't much there there.